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Tempers ignited by Trump Tweets This week YPR published a story about local reactions to racist tweets President Trump posted last weekend. One man whose comments were in our story says his business received abusive calls and messages after the story was broadcast.

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The Batavia Madrigal Singers from Indonesia perform at Out To Lunch in Missoula, July 17, 2019.
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Tune in to MTPR to listen to performances from the 2019 International Choral Festival , happening this week in Missoula. Nearly a dozen choirs from around the world are participating in the festival which promotes artistic excellence, global understanding, friendship and goodwill through choral music. Listen on MTPR:

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New Music Friday: Our Top 8 Albums For July 19

Nearly 40 years into their career, The Flaming Lips remain remarkably ageless and endlessly creative. They return this week with another heady, psychedelic pop record inspired by a surreal art installation by frontman Wayne Coyne. On this week's New Music Friday, we climb inside the band's kaleidoscopic new record, The K ing's Mouth. Also on the show: the powerful pop voice of Freya Riding, Tony Molina's fuzzy 15-song collection Songs From San Mateo County (which clocks in at roughly 15...

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Electric fencing can be an effective tool for protecting livestock such as chickens, goats and young cattle.
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The following is a press release from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks.

Great Falls, MT — Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks euthanized a young male grizzly bear on July 19 along the Marias River near the inlet of Tiber Dam due to food conditioning and sheep depredations. The action followed protocol under the Endangered Species Act and under authority of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

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A U.S. appeals court Friday said a Montana judge confused two cases when he mistakenly threw out a lawsuit four years ago alleging that inmates with serious mental illnesses weren't receiving the treatment they need.

U.S. District Judge Sam Haddon of Great Falls threw out the lawsuit in 2015 by Disability Rights Montana that claims mentally ill inmates in Montana State Prison were being subjected to cruel and unusual punishment. 

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3,2,1 … liftoff. We celebrate the moon mission at 50 and look at the future of space exploration.


July is the second month in a row that two federal agencies have failed to provide input on five bills that address missing and murdered indigenous people, effectively stalling the bills.

Advocates say peoples’ lives hang in the balance.

This week YPR published a story about local reactions to racist tweets President Trump posted last weekend. One man whose comments were in our story says his business received abusive calls and messages after the story was broadcast.


A group of rabbis in Montana sent an open letter to Republican U.S. Sen. Steve Daines this week following his recent Tweet in support of Pres. Donald Trump.

The racist rhetoric from President Trump attacking four freshmen Democratic women, who he tweeted should "go back" to their countries of origin, escalated Wednesday night at his campaign rally in North Carolina.

"Send her back," the crowd chanted, during a riff in which the president criticized Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar, a Somali-born American citizen from Minnesota.

This story is part of the StoryCorps series of conversations.

A half-century ago, America's dreams were realized in space. The power of U.S. innovation and spirit took the Apollo 11 crew to the moon and back.

That mission was possible because of a diverse team of engineers, astronauts and mathematicians. It was also possible thanks to the help of one 10-year-old boy who was in the right place at the right time.

The Chippewa Cree Nation is considering a change in its constitution that would ease the amendment process.

A non-profit organization that serves more than 12,000 people in southwest Montana is updating its community needs assessment. It helps determine which projects get the green light and affects how millions of dollars are allocated. Communities across Park, Gallatin and Meagher Counties identified affordable housing as one of the top priorities in the last assessment three years ago.

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